Thielemann: Mahler

Gustav Mahler and the Munich Philharmonic share a very special connection. As a composer he sustainably linked the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. His works have been a substantial part of the Munich Philharmonic’s core repertoire ever since and the orchestra has excelled on many occasions.

The Munich Philharmonic is opening up its vast archives, giving listeners the opportunity to enjoy one of the richest collections of recordings by legendary artists. On the centenary of Gustav Mahler’s death, Christian Thielemann conducted a concert programme with Mahler’s songs to poems from »Des Knaben Wunderhorn« by Friedrich Rückert sung by the renowned Michael Volle, as well as the »Adagio« from Mahler’s unfinished Symphony No. 10.


MICHAEL VOLLE, baritone
CHRISTIAN THIELEMANN, conductor
MÜNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER

Gustav Mahler: Wunderhorn-Lieder (Songs to poems from »Des Knaben Wunderhorn«):
Track 1. Der Schildwache Nachtlied (5:54)
Track 2. Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht (2:12)
Track 3. Rheinlegendchen (3:20)
Track 4. Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (6:35)
Track 5. Lied des Verfolgten im Turm (3:56)
Track 6. Das Irdische Leben (2:36)
Track 7. Der Tamboursgsell (5:25)
Track 8. Urlicht (4:58)

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10:
Track 9. I. Adagio (25:02)

Total playing time 59:57

RECORDING DATES 18-21 May 2011
RECORDING LOCATION Philharmonie im Gasteig, München
PRODUCER Pauline Heister
BALANCE ENGINEER Peter Urban
EDITOR Pauline Heister
MASTERING ENGINEER Christoph Stickel
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Münchner Philharmoniker
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER BR KLASSIK Pauline Heister
in cooperation with BR Klassik